Spanish La Liga
Real SociedadReal Sociedad2Atl MadridAtlético Madrid1

Real Sociedad 2-1 Atlético Madrid

Real Sociedad score
Real Sociedad have gained a league-high eight points in games where they have conceded the first goal this season

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid remain four points behind leaders Real Madrid as they lost at managerless Real Sociedad after being reduced to 10 men.

It was just Sociedad's second league win of the season, having beaten the table toppers earlier in the campaign.

Atletico top scorer Mario Mandzukic scored a close-range opener before Carlos Vela curled in a leveller.

Visiting defender Guilherme Siqueira was booked twice in three minutes as Imanol Agirretxe headed the winner.

Diego Simeone's men were looking for their fourth straight La Liga win but they showed defensive frailties as they slipped to just a second league defeat of the season to stay in fourth in the table.

The defeat could have been heavier as the hosts had two good penalty appeals turned down, one after a challenge on Vela by Diego Godin and the other for handball against Cristian Ansaldi.

Real Sociedad went into the match in the relegation zone, despite coming from 2-0 behind to beat Real 4-2 in August, but deservedly claimed the points to lift them to 15th.

They are expected to appoint a full-time replacement for Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked last week, in the next few days.

Diego Simeone
Atletico have already conceded two goals from outside the box in La Liga this season, just two fewer than the last entire campaign
Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic has scored in his last three league games
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad are level on points with four teams in La Liga

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

  • 13Zubikarai
  • 2Martínez
  • 3González
  • 6Martínez Berridi
  • 19Berchiche IzetaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forZaldúa Bengoecheaat 56'minutes
  • 5Bergara
  • 8Granero
  • 10Prieto Argarate
  • 11VelaBooked at 23minsSubstituted forZurutuzaat 87'minutes
  • 18CastroSubstituted forHervíasat 84'minutes
  • 9Agirretxe

Substitutes

  • 1Rulli
  • 7Finnbogason
  • 14Pardo Gutiérrez
  • 15Ansotegi
  • 17Zurutuza
  • 20Zaldúa Bengoechea
  • 29Hervías

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20Torres BelénBooked at 17mins
  • 23Miranda
  • 2Godín
  • 3SiqueiraBooked at 50mins
  • 10TuranBooked at 16minsSubstituted forGriezmannat 85'minutes
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 81minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 85'minutes
  • 4SuárezBooked at 13minsSubstituted forAnsaldiat 54'minutes
  • 6KokeBooked at 80mins
  • 8Garcia EscuderoBooked at 51mins
  • 9Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 13Oblak
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 21Rodríguez
  • 22Cerci
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
Referee:
Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo
Attendance:
22,768

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Sociedad 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

  3. Post update

    Pablo Hervías (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

  5. Post update

    Pablo Hervías (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

  7. Post update

    Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. David Zurutuza replaces Carlos Vela.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Gabi.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Antoine Griezmann replaces Arda Turan.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. Pablo Hervías replaces Gonzalo Castro.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Real Sociedad 2, Atlético de Madrid 1. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zaldúa with a cross.

  14. Booking

    Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

  17. Booking

    Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th November 2014

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